11 Days - The Magical Kenya Package

Difficulty Level
Easy
Languages
English
Destination
Kenya
$
6,105
/ Person
Trusted local partner
Ouma O
Short Version
Kenya’s magic is a real essence of style, comfort, creativity and elegance. This package will allow you to sample the rustic tree hotel in the salient of the Aberdare, be part of the nomadic Samburu tribe in the Samburu countryside before joining the Njemp’s community on the shores of Lake Baringo. From the brown waters of Lake Baringo we will continue with our discovery to Lakes Nakuru and Naivasha for more eco friendly activities. From the lakes we will venture further in the wilderness of the Maasai Mara for more wildlife experience. Leaving the Maasai Mara behind we will move to the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro in Amboseli where getting very personal with huge elephants among other wildlife.
 
Highlights
  • National Parks: Lake Nakuru, Aberdares, Amboseli
  • Game Reserves: Masai Mara, Samburu
  • Masai Culture
What you can expect
Day 1: Nairobi - Aberdare National Park
We will leave Nairobi early in the morning for a drive to the Aberdare Mountain Range. The drive shall take us through the Kikuyu countryside and then to the base of our tree hotel in Nyeri. From here you will later be transferred to the Aberdare’s salient forest for the tree hotel. This evening you will watch animals as they come to the floodlit waterhole to quench their thirst from the comfort of your room. You will enjoy an exclusive dinner and night at the Treetops Hotel.
Meal Plan: {L, D}

Day 2: Aberdare - Samburu Game Reserve
This morning you will be transferred back to your base hotel in Nyeri for breakfast. We will later leave Nyeri town for Samburu through the picturesque countryside that is dominated by Africa's second highest mountain, Kenya. We will stop en-route for photos before our arrival in Samburu at lunch time. Settle down for lunch and then proceed for afternoon game drive in search of the “Big Five” and the unusual game of this arid game reserve. Back in the evening for dinner and the night at the Larsens Camp.
Meal plan: {B, L, D}

Day 3: Samburu Game Reserve
An early game drive in pursuit of more game and birds of Samburu land. Breakfast is to be followed by an excursion in a neighbouring Samburu village for a traditional experience. Like the Maasai's, Samburu's leave with wild animals in total harmony and in return they have managed to have a share in the tourism industry “cake”. Back for lunch and a quick nap then leave again in the afternoon for an evening game drive. We will drive back in the evening for dinner and the night at the Larsens Camp.
Meal Plan: {B, L, D}

Day 4: Samburu Game Reserve - Lake Baringo
This morning we will have an early wake-up call for breakfast followed by an outward game drive on our way to Lake Baringo. Our arrival here is in the late afternoon. We will take this great opportunity to do boating hopping to see; hippos, crocodiles, fish eagles among other birds and without forgetting the lovely views around this lake's environment. We will settle for dinner and the night at the Lake Baringo Country Club.
Meal Plan: {B, L, D}

Day 5: Lake Baringo - Lake Nakuru
This morning after breakfast we will leave Lake Baringo for Lake Nakuru. We arrive in Lake Nakuru before lunch and enjoy our game drive with the “Big Four”, Rothschild giraffes, and impalas and much more including the white and black rhinos. Lake Nakuru is also famous for its greatest ornithological importance where pelicans and flamingos exist in great flocks. We will later drive back to the Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge for dinner and the night.
Meal Plan: {B, L, D}

Day 6: Lake Nakuru - Lake Naivasha
An early wake up call for us to go out for a morning game drive in search of more animals. We will also enjoy the unsurpassed breathtaking scenery of the lake and its pink carpet of flamingos at the Baboons' Cliff. From here we will leave for Lake Naivasha after breakfast arriving here in time for lunch. We will then take our afternoon time to visit Elsamere, the former home of the Adamsons and their adorned wild pets. The movie Born Free is what brings us here plus the museum and of course the English tea on the lawns overlooking the cool waters of Lake Naivasha. We shall later leave in the evening for a night game drive in search of the unknown lives of the nocturnal wildlife namely aardvark, African Spring Hare, Bush Babies, Zorilla and much more. We will then drive back to the Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge for dinner and the night.
Meal Plan: {B, L, D}

Day 7: Lake Naivasha
After an early breakfast we shall leave for a relaxed walking safari in the Crater Lake wildlife sanctuary. This walk shall bring us very close to wildlife on foot and it has its own uniqueness in it. Some of the animals on our checklist today include; Burchel’s zebras, Thompson’s and Grants Agzelle, Warthogs, Maasai Giraffe, Kirk’s Did Dik, Eland, Buffalos and much more. We will return to the lodge for lunch and then spend your afternoon at leisure. We will enjoy our last evening at Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge for dinner and the night.
Meal Plan: {B, L, D}

Day 8: Lake Naivasha - Maasai Mara
After an early call for breakfast we leave Naivasha for the “Big” game country of Masai land, in the Masai Mara. Yes! Mara is the place that we can't afford to miss. Our grand welcome begins by exploring a Masai village just before the reserve for their admirable style and yet traditional life. We are here for a dance or two and much more about their undying culture. From here we move on into the rolling and dappled plains of the majestic Mara with an afternoon game drive in search of the “Big Five", birds and much more. Our main expectation also is to see wildebeest on the migration to the Mara from Serengeti. We will then drive back to the Ashnil Mara Camp for dinner and the night.
Meal Plan: {B, L, D}

Day 9: Masai Mara
Having high spirits of adventure, we leave the camp after breakfast for our total and absolute game drive of the day. We will utilize our ability, skills and patience to get the best out of the Mara in terms of wildlife viewing and photography. At the famous Hippo Pools is the spot where we will prepare and enjoy our sumptuous and delicious lunch before our afternoon game drive session on our way back. We will then drive back to the Ashnil Mara Camp for dinner and the night.
Meal Plan: {B, L, D}

Day 10: Masai Mara - Amboseli
Our day starts early today after an extra-ordinary early breakfast. We leave the Mara for a long drive to Amboseli via the city life of Nairobi and driving further south to the shadow of Kilimanjaro which is also dubbed as the “Roof of Africa”. Having one mission of being in Amboseli we will have our packed lunch in the van to enable us to arrive in Amboseli in the afternoon and enjoy our game drive with elephants in front of the towering Mount Kilimanjaro. Amboseli is famous for its super abundant species of animals that are also easy to spot due to its vast open plains. We will then drive to the Tawi Lodge for dinner and the night.
Meal Plan: {B, L, D}

Day 11: Amboseli - Nairobi
An early morning game drive then back for breakfast. Thereafter leave Amboseli while enjoying game drive (the last one) in Amboseli on our way to Nairobi where this tour ends in the evening.
Meal Plan: {B}

What Is Included In The Package
  • - Transportation in a Landcruiser vehicle with pop-up roof ideal for game viewing and sightseeing.
  • - Services of a trained and experienced English speaking eco Expedition Leader
  • - Full board accommodation in the lodges as mentioned
  • - Bottled water for use during the safari
  • - Game drives and all park entry fees.
What Is Not Included In The Package:
  • - International and domestic air transportation to and from Kenya
  • - Expenses of personal nature such as visas, travel/baggage insurance, laundry, beverages, tips etc.
  • - Tip to the expedition crew
  • - Christmas, New Year and Easter supplements
  • - Optional extras that are not included on the itinerary
 
Nanook Experience Category:
Birding, Sightseeing, Wildlife safari
Nanook Package Type:
Vacation package
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